|Published:||Sep 27, 2013 11:56 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 29, 2013 10:41 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, FL.--Businesses tell WINK News they're broken after a week of relentless rain and flooding.
Since Monday WINK News has shown you video of swamped fields and homes in trouble in Lee and Charlotte counties.
We're getting our best look yet at the economic impact of all that rain.
Bill Davis arrived from Ohio a few days ago when the rain was at it's worst. "It's terrible," Davis said. "I came down to fishing and I haven't been able to fish all week."
The gloomy, wet weather severely impacted Captain Tony's Fishing Adventures. They haven't been able to take the boat out nearly all week and at least $60 a person, it really stings.
"That's a big loss for us because when you don't go out, you don't make any money," said Tony's Brandon Wilt.
It's the same story over at Jungle Golf, where players have been staying far away from the outdoor course.
"Probably in the first three days of the week we are probably behind about 60%," said Chris Frizzell.
On Fort Myers Beach, as if the brown, murky water from Lake Okeechobee hasn't turned off enough people already, the rain was the last straw.
"I have been serving people for the past few days and we have only had like 20 people tops and it has been awful," said bartender Maya Stevic.
"When things dry out, when the sun comes out people tend to come out they get cabin fever being at home," said Los Cabos Cantina's Mickey Ferry.
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